The many Laker fans in attendance got a treat in a game that went back and forth until the fourth quarter when the Lakers clamped down on defense finally and hit many big shots. The Lakers fourth quarter effort tonight was just enough as they hung on for a 115-105 victory.
Every Laker starter hit double figures, both Farmar and Brown had 9 off the bench. As a team, the Lakers shot over 50% from both the field and three-point line.
It was a clean game with only 14 turnovers combined from both teams and very little interior defense as the bigs from both teams dominated the game.
Kobe and Pau also had 23 of the final 31 for the Lakers tonight.
Now, the bests of the day…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Pau had 20 points, 8 boards, 5 assists, and 4 blocks… only downside is Lee almost did the same!
2) Kobe didn’t shoot very well, but he hit the big shots late in the fourth to close the game.
3) Bynum shot 7 of 11 for 19 points tonight. He needs to do a better job helping to clean up the boards.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): No Laker tonight played STD-like. Luke missed a layup but made up for it with a 3 point shot on the same possession.
Play of the Night: Laker fans chanting “Let’s Go Lakers!” in the fourth quarter at the Garden.
What to Look for Next Game: The Lakers take on the Raptors Sunday afternoon. Should be a higher scoring game… at least for Kobe.
Ticket Info: Next home game is not until February with the Grammys at Staples. Lakers will be taking on the Bobcats on 2/3. Also selling tickets to NBA All Star Weekend in Dallas. Support Shannon and Kobe or you can just come join me and hang out in Dallas for the weekend! E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call 213-221-7681 for info on how to lock these tickets up today!